Category Archives: SunShot

The DOE’s SunShot initiative is reducing the total costs of photovoltaic solar energy systems by about 75 percent so that they are cost-competitive with other forms of energy without subsidies before 2020. The target is $1 per watt for the total system, which is about 6 cents per kilowatt-hour.

OpenSavings is Here

How popular is solar PV in your area and how much are people saving? How much does solar cost? What if you live in a San Francisco apartment or a mobile home in Sonoma, versus a typical home in LA?   Save by Genability is a new initiative that sheds light on key questions homeowners have […]

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Join the Open Solar Savings effort!

In May, Genability announced the launch of our Open Solar Savings initiative at the White Houses Energy Datapalooza. Open Solar Savings will be an open-source database of residential solar savings and their location, available free via API. This data can drive down the soft costs of solar by making the market easier to understand and more […]

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Genability Presents on Net Energy Metering at GTM Solar Market Insights Conference

Genability’s CEO, Jason Riley, recently spoke on a panel at the Greentech Media US Solar Market Insights Conference on “The Future of Net Energy Metering and Rate Design”.  Riley, joined by Matthew Freedman, The Utility Reform Network (TURN), Carrie Cullen Hitt, SVP, State Affairs, SEIA, Owen Smith, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute and Moderator Shayle Kann, VP, GTM […]

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DOE Releases SunShot 9 Funding Opportunity

The Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative has just released the next funding opportunity, SunShot 9.  SunShot 9 will provide funding (non-dilutive capital) to early-stage companies who can decrease the soft costs of solar.  The DOE is looking for applications from companies developing tools that will decrease these costs in all technology areas.  There’s $10 MM in […]

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Genability Releases Solar Savings Tools For PV Developers And Installers

We are proud to release Genability Solar Savings into the universe. Genability Solar Savings helps residential and commercial solar providers deliver precise Solar Avoided Cost Calculations to their customers.  This includes tools to analyze leads, deliver proposals and provide post-install savings reports. The launch of our Solar Savings product also marks the completion of our […]

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Typicals: When You Don’t Have Customer Usage Data

As part of the launch of the Developer Toolbox, we’ve released a new product called Typicals.  If you’re working with customers to calculate energy savings and you “typically” ask for their usage data, Genability Typicals will be of some use to you. What is Typicals Data? Glad you asked.  Typicals is a database we’ve compiled […]

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Greentech Media Whitepaper: “Solar Beats the Grid, But…”

Rate design is becoming increasingly important.  With some solar incentives and tax credits (ITC) coming to an end in the near future, solar-friendly utility tariffs (or rate schedules) are key to the economic viability of solar.  Genability recently helped Greentech Media with a new whitepaper titled “Rate Design Matters: The Impact of Tariff Structure on Solar […]

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Genability Presents at ASES Solar2013

This week in Baltimore, America’s longest running solar conference begins!  In its 42nd year, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) presents SOLAR2013.  Why is this year different from the previous 41 you ask? Well, this will be Genability’s first time making a presence.  On Wednesday afternoon, Genability’s Eric Danziger will be presenting on an NREL sponsored panel […]

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Update on our Value of Solar March Madness Bracket

In case you haven’t been following our bracket, Genability put together a March Madness bracket based solely on the school’s Solar Avoided Cost figure.  Using our Value of Solar tools, we calculated the Avoided Cost of Power for each school’s location and used that number to determine each matchup winner. It was a bit of […]

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Using Value of Solar to Pick the NCAA Winner

Never before has a 15 seed won the NCAA tournament but if you trust the solar gods (and we do), this year is the year! Some people fill out their March Madness brackets based on mascots, others use team colors.  At Genability, we’ve picked each game based on the highest Solar Avoided Cost, or the […]

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